The Thrill to Shop

You’re not yourself when you’re angry, therefore you should not shop when you’re not yourself.

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Considering the technology today, it has become easier to buy your favourite items from the comfort of your own home.

Although many of us may not be a compulsive or impulsive shoppers, but there are people who’ve had their moments of irresistible shopping especially when your emotions are vulnerable. Interestingly enough, emotions have the ability to influence your actions primarily when you’re happy, sad, angry or even anxious.

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should not “shop till you drop” when your emotions are all over the place!

Stop Retail Therapy 

Shopping each time you’re upset or angry can turn this joyous activity into a terrible addiction. It is better to draw the line between shopping as a hobby and as an addiction before it’s too late.

Tip: Discover positive methods like listening to music or perhaps therapy would be a better solution for you to help you cope with your emotions and take control of your life.

Unwanted Items 

It doesn’t matter if it’s food or clothes you’re attracted to, but walking around shopping malls or scrolling through online shopping apps when you’re emotionally disturbed will lead to unwanted purchases that you know for sure you won’t be using.

Tip: Make it a habit to stop visiting shopping malls or online apps when you’re not feeling yourself to avoid piling up on items that are unnecessary, excessive and ultimately unsatisfying purchases.

Head or Heart? 

Usually your mind does not sync with your heart when there is a conflict within yourself. Your mind may come up with numerous reasons while your heart may not do the same and you end up making rash decisions.

Tip: Whether it’s your mind or heart that you listen to, what matters the most is that you remain calm to avoid making rash decisions, especially when you’re angry.

There are many possible ways to help deal with your emotions. However, keep in mind that shopping or any other form of addiction is not key when it comes to dealing with the situation at hand.

Sources: Lifehack, Finerminds

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